SAN ANTONIO -- Four adults and two children were seriously injured in a high speed crash on the Interstate 35 southbound access road at N. Pine Thursday night.
Police say the 26-year-old driver of a white Lincoln Town Car blew through a stop sign at about 8:30 p.m. and collided with a Tahoe, which was crossing the access road, heading north on N. Pine. Five family members were inside the SUV, including an 11-year-old boy and a 12-year-old boy. Two of the people inside had to be cut out of the vehicle.
An officer spotted the Town Car speeding through a stoplight farther north on the access road. Lt. Scott Bell said that officer requested permission to pursue the driver, but his request was denied. The officer followed the Town Car and was going the speed limit when he came upon the crash minutes later. Lt. Bell could not say why the officer was not granted permission to pursue the car. The officer turned his lights on when he requested permission to pursue, but turned them off when his request was denied, he said.
The driver of the Town Car was arrested and is possibly facing an evading arrest charge and others, Lt. Bell said because possible contraband was found inside his car.
The 11-year-old boy had glass in his eye and Lt. Bell said no one's injuries were considered life-threatening.
Neighbors a block away heard the crash and ran over to the scene. One person said he saw the Town Car going about 90 miles per hour down the access road, but police could not confirm how fast the driver was going.